How to Install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

LAMP is a group of open-source software installed together to build a web server environment:

  • Linux operating system
  • Apache web server
  • MySQL database management system
  • PHP programming language

In this article, I will show you how to install LAMP on Ubuntu.

install lamp on ubuntu

Update Package

Before working at Ubuntu, you should proceed to update Ubuntu’s software package to the latest version with the command:

sudo apt-get update

Install Apache

Use the following command:

sudo apt-get install apache2

Check if Apache is working, go to http://localhost in the browser. If the browser displays the following, then you have successfully installed Apache:

apache ubuntu default working page

On Ubuntu, our source code will be stored in a directory /var/www/html. I use the command:

ls /var/www/html

then will see in the HTML directory now contains 2 files index.htmland index.nginx-debian.html.

Install PHP

Install PHP

To install PHP and PHP modules for Apache on Ubuntu, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt

To check if PHP and Apache are compatible, we will restart Apache with the command:

sudo service apache2 restart

Then create 1 file test.php:

sudo gedit /var/www/html/test.php

with the following content:

<?php
  phpinfo();

If the browser displays the following, then it is assumed that we have successfully installed PHP:

php version on ubuntu

Install the module for PHP

Use the following command to display the list of modules for PHP:

sudo apt-cache search php-

To install any module, use the command:

sudo apt-get install module-name

Install MySQL

Install MySQL

To install MySQL, use the following command:

sudo apt-get install mysql-server php-mysql

During the installation process, the system will ask you to enter a password and confirm the password for the root account of MySQL.

Install phpMyAdmin

  • As a first step, use the following command to install phpMyAdmin:
sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
  • The installation of phpMyAdmin takes quite a long time. During the installation process, the system will ask us to select which web server is automatically configured when running phpMyAdmin. Now you choose apache2 and click Enter.
  • After that, the system will require to create a password for phpMyAdmin, you just use the password created at the MySQL installation step.
  • Open the file and /etc/apache2/apache2.confadd this line to the end of the file:
Include /etc/phpmyadmin/apache.conf
  • Finally, restart Apache with the command:
sudo service apache2 restart

Open the browser, go to localhost://phpmyadmin, phpMyadmin will ask for your account and password, then enter rootand the password you created in the installation.

OK, the installation of LAMP on Ubuntu is complete!

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